After my first ever hen do – it was totes amazeballs – I was feeling a little tired and in need of nourishment. I thought pizza might be a decent plan so I headed to a branch of Pizza Pilgrims on the way to King’s Cross station.
The hordes were mainly focussed sensibly sampling the nearby coffee excellence from Caravan and Grind, but while things started quietly in the pizza cafe I was soon joined by a full throng of fellow patrons.
I would usually keep it classic and go for the margherita in a place evoking the classic Neapolitan pizza style, but my eye was caught by their pizza of the week which took another Italian classic the carbonara and gave it the pizza treatment.
Featuring roasted pancetta on a white base with parmesan and a runny egg yolk, this felt like the answer to my late breakfast hungover prayers.
It soon arrived looking billowy and light. The egg was a tangerine dream.
It proved excellent eating with splendid light base like a bready cloud and high quality topping. It wasn’t quite at Napizza levels but it was not far off.
So overall, Pizza Pilgrims served me very well in an hour of restorative need. I liked their straightforward approach and enjoyed their pizza very much. I’d recommend it to you next time you’re in these parts. I’d be pleased to welcome a branch in Edinburgh soon, if they were so inclined to do this.
Blythe scores Pizza Pilgrims
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16.5/20
I ate: carbonara pizza
I drank: espresso, water
I wore: pinstripes
Total bill: £12.65
Address: 15 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QD